Published: May 06, 2012 3:17 AM EDT
Updated: May 06, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

How NBA champions have fared the year following their championship:

2011-12 - Mavericks lost to Thunder in 4 in first round.

2010-11 - Lakers lost to Mavericks in 4 in conference finals.

2009-10 - Lakers defended title, defeating Celtics in 7.

2008-09 - Celtics lost to Magic in 7 in conference semifinals.

2007-08 - Spurs lost to Lakers in 5 in conference finals.

2006-07 - Heat lost to Bulls in 4 in first round.

2005-06 - Spurs lost to Mavericks in 7 in conference semifinals.

2004-05 - Pistons lost to Spurs in 7 in league championship.

2003-04 - Spurs lost to Lakers in 6 in conference semifinals.

2002-03 - Lakers lost to Spurs in 6 in conference semifinals.

2001-02 - Lakers defended title, defeating Nets in 4.

2000-01 - Lakers defended title, defeating 76ers in 5.

1999-00 - Spurs lost to Suns in 4 in first round.

1998-99 - Bulls did not make playoffs.

1997-98 - Bulls defended title, defeating Jazz in 6.

1996-97 - Bulls defended title, defeating Jazz in 6.

1995-96 - Rockets lost to SuperSonics in 4 in conference semifinals.

1994-95 - Rockets defended title, defeated Magic in 4.

1993-94 - Bulls lost to Knicks in 7 in conference semifinals.

1992-93 - Bulls defended title, defeated Suns in 6.

1991-92 - Bulls defended title, defeating Trail Blazers in 6.

1990-91 - Pistons lost to Bulls in 4 in conference finals.

1989-90 - Pistons defended title, defeating Trail Blazers in 5.

1988-89 - Lakers lost to Pistons in 4 in league championship.

1987-88 - Lakers defended title, defeating Pistons in 7.

1986-87 - Celtics lost to Lakers in 6 in league championship.

1985-86 - Lakers lost to Rockets in 5 in conference finals.

1984-85 - Celtics lost to Lakers in 6 in league championship.

1983-84 - 76ers lost to Nets in 5 in first round.

1982-83 - Lakers lost to 76ers in 4 in league championship.

1981-82 - Celtics lost to 76ers in 7 in conference finals.

1980-81 - Lakers lost to Rockets in 3 in miniseries.

1979-80 - Sonics lost to Lakers in 5 in conference finals.

1978-79 - Bullets lost to Sonics in 5 in league championship.

1977-78 - Blazers lost to Sonics in 6 in conference semifinals.

1976-77 - Celtics lost to 76ers in 7 in conference semifinals.

1975-76 - Warriors lost to Suns in 7 in conference finals.

1974-75 - Celtics lost to Bullets in 6 in conference finals.

1973-74 - Knicks lost to Celtics in 5 in conference finals.

1972-73 - Lakers lost to Knicks in 5 in league championship.

1971-72 - Bucks lost to Lakers in 6 in conference finals.

1970-71 - Knicks lost to Bullets in 7 in conference finals.

1969-70 - Celtics did not make playoffs.